What are the parts of a downspout?

What are the parts of a downspout?

Downspout: A vertical pipe that carries water away from the house. Elbow: A bent pipe attached to the end or top of the downspout in order to direct the flow of drainage. Bracket: Fastens the gutter to the house.

What are the things at the bottom of downspouts called?

Downspout Elbows are attached at the bottom of the downspout. They are set at an angle so the water is directed away from the home.

How do you attach downspout sections?

Screw a downspout elbow to the outlet tube protruding down from the gutter. Hold another elbow against the house and cut a piece of downspout to fit between the two elbows. Use needlenosed pliers to slightly crimp the elbow to fit into the downspout (as shown). Fasten the parts together with pop rivets or screws.

What size are round downspouts?

Plain Round Downspouts are available in 2″,3″,4″,5″,6″ diameters. Rectangular Downspouts are available in 2×3, 3×4, and 4×5. Round Corrugated Downspouts are available in 3″, 4″, 5″, and 6″ diameters.

What is a downspout elbow?

Downspout elbows are parts connected to downspouts used to redirect water. Normally made with 75 degrees, elbows are also available in different angles. We also offer custom lengths, colors and materials along with gutters, downspout cleanouts, hangers, end caps, outlets and any other gutter accessories needed.

What is a downspout connector?

Your downspout runs vertically, ferrying water from the gutters down to the ground. You need a piece to connect the two; that’s the downspout connector. You will need to add a new downspout if the old one is damaged, if you’re adding new gutters, or if you don’t have enough downspouts for your current gutters.

What is the part under the gutter called?

Specifically, used to describe the horizontal “fascia board” which caps the end of rafters outside a building, which can be used to hold the rain gutter. The finished surface below the fascia and rafters is called the soffit or eave.

What is a gutter apron?

A Specialized Drip Edge designed to direct water into the gutter system. Gutter Apron is installed over the roof edge and hangs in the gutter.

How do you measure the size of a downspout?

Measure the distance from the end of your gutters to the ground and then an additional three to four feet out from that spot to determine the length of downspout that you need to install.

How do you measure a gutter downspout diameter?

If you have downspouts, position and climb the ladder so you can place the measuring tape at the top of 1 downspout. Measure from the top to the ground, then add 4 feet (1.2 m) to each downspout to account for the angled extension at the bottom that directs water away from the home.